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noun as in a query

noun as in issue, point at issue

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It hinted that quantum physicists had hit on the right answer to the wrong question.

It’s just a question of finding them and working out which are most useful to you.

Interviewers ask useless questions, make snap judgments, and favor candidates with backgrounds that are similar to their own.

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He also bragged about earning a PhD, a point Smerconish did not question.

She narrowed her eyes, bit her lip as if to chew over the question, and whisked some stray blond hairs away from her face.

Her post-crown fame, though, only further begs the question: Why has there not been another Jewish Miss America since 1945?

We were barely into the appetizer when he asked a fairly basic question—where did my family live?

The woman in question, meanwhile, has business of her own to take care of—she is reported to be shopping a memoir.

There was no doubt thought of his own loss in this question: yet there was, one may hope, a germ of solicitude for the mother too.

In fact, except for Ramona's help, it would have been a question whether even Alessandro could have made Baba work in harness.

It's an idle question, I know; wise men and musty philosophers say that regrets are foolish.

Accordingly, the question "How far does the note issue under the new system seem likely to prove an elastic one?"

The moment was an awkward one, and Cynthia wished madly that she had not been prompted to ask that unfortunate question.


On this page you'll find 201 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to question, such as: inquiry, investigation, query, questioning, catechism, and examination.

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